KDE-4 installation on hard disk
gayleard at eircom.net
Sun Jan 13 21:28:04 UTC 2008
Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I have KDE-4 Fedora on a USB stick,
> and it is running fine from this on my laptop.
> I thought as an experiment I would try to install it
> on the hard disk (on an empty partition).
> So I clicked on the "Install to Hard Drive" button after booting.
> The partition I want to use is an LVM partition.
> So I choose "Create custom layout".
> The LVM partitions are shown,
> but I am not able to enter mount points for these,
> even after opening another desktop,
> and activating them.
> The LVM partitions are described as Type "foreign".
> According to lvdisplay their LV status is "Not available".
> When I try "mkfs.ext3 /dev/vg/home" (one of the LVM partitions)
> I am told "The device apparently does not exist".
> Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.
Actually, I solved the problem easily enough -
I used fdisk to change the type of the partition - /dev/sda4 -
holding the LVM partitions to "Linux LVM".
However, KDE-4 Fedora proved very unstable.
The cursor hung almost at once - I mean I could not move it with the mouse -
on my ThinkPad T43.
If my experience is anything to go by,
it is probably better not to publicize this distribution.
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